Category: Insider

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times.

What It Takes to Make 2.7 Million Calls to Voters

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — When Monica Bouchard, 66, calls voters throughout the nation, generally a whole lot inside a number of hours, she makes positive to make use of “the very best voice attainable”: form,...

I Crunch N.F.L. Stats the Old-Fashioned Way: I Write Them Out in Longhand

I Crunch N.F.L. Stats the Old-Fashioned Way: I Write Them Out in Longhand

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. The day my column about the future of the N.F.L.’s career passing yardage record was published,...

The Making of a Mobster’s Obituary

The Making of a Mobster’s Obituary

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, reports emerged in The New York Times newsroom that the notorious...

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times Was on It

Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls? The New York Times Was on It

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. In the Dec. 20, 1878, issue of The New York Times, wedged between letters to the...

The Times’s First Global Growth Editor on How She Reaches People

The Times’s First Global Growth Editor on How She Reaches People

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. About seven months after I posted a slide show to Google Slides, the alert popped up:...

When a Reporter’s First Call Leads to Much More

When a Reporter’s First Call Leads to Much More

Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. It started with a photograph in a Manhattan neighborhood weekly. The Villager covered police activity around...